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Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
and welcome to your "sunday gardener" i'm john collins along with carrie engel. last week we talked about lawns and how this is the ideal time to get the weeds out and grass seed down and established and fertilized. one thing we should mention is also it's getting leafy out there and they're coming down and sometimes you want to rake them up, sometimes you want to mulch your yard, that's the easy way. ken from baltimore writes, what good does the mulch do, whether it be leaf mulch or grass clippings? >> they feed your lawn or feed your garden so as you break them down, they break down and create nitrogen and fertilizers that your plant uses. it's a great way to add nutrients and texture to your soil because it breaks down and creates air and water spaces helps. >> the stuff you lay down has to be chopped up into tiny bits. >> if you have big old maple leaves just sitting, you'll have brown spots. so take out the mower and go over it with them. if you have leaves in the garden, rake them out, mow them, throw them back. >> in they will decompose eventually. now, something else going on, my
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am EDT
improved, especially in math. >> i got b's and b-pluses and one a. >> a john's hopkins university study estimates 5 to 7.5 million k through 12 students miss one school day out of every 10. maryland, where the rate is 11% is, one of six states tracking the issue. >> it's a hidden problem, like bacteria in a hospital that creates havoc. >> repeated absences of most common in kindergarten and in high school and low income students are more likely to miss class, often due to transportation and health issues or because they have to work or take care of family members. >> we have to go the extra mile. we are texting parents now. the school system itself is texting principals and saying there are a large number of students absent from your rolls. >> baltimore schools use robo calls to alert parents about absences. social workers talk to families when students are missing too many days of class and students are being rewarded for good attendance, like this elementary school. >> who is excited to come to school every day? >> which won a field trip, a grant and a visit from the mayor. >> element
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